Camp Promotional Materials
We are excited and thankful that you are willing to promote Summer Camp in your local congregation. Included on this page are some items that will help you with your task. If you need more brochures or other materials, please call Margaret at 1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 108 and we will be glad to send more.
Have a Camp Sunday!
Choose a date convenient for your congregation. Canoes, sleeping bags, crafts, and other camping objects can be utilized to decorate the sanctuary. Use this as an opportunity to promote, encourage and enlist the children and youth to take advantage of this great opportunity!
- Camp Sunday Resources
- Videos (Click link to view video or right click the link and "save as" to download to your computer.)
- Camp Presentation Script
- Camp Talking Points
Display the 2023 Camp Materials!
Find a prominent place in your church to display the promotional materials provided from the camping office. Remind folks through announcements in worship, newsletters and bulletins where materials can be found. Call us at 1 (800) 831-3972, ext. 108 and we will send you materials as you need.
Have a Fundraiser for Camperships!
Take special offerings throughout the year, have past campers create an Advent devotional to sell, hold a talent show/ice cream social, cook a special dinner or hold some other special event in which the proceeds will go to help persons going to camp. For other ideas search “fund-raising ideas” online.
Promote in your Newsletter, Bulletin, On Screen or Lawn Signs!
Include announcements about camps in the newsletter, bulletin or on screen before worship throughout the months leading up to summer camp. Include open house dates, reminders to get registered, and info on who to contact with questions.
Have past campers get up and share
Invite former campers to stand up in front of the church or Sunday School class and tell their personal story relating what camp has meant for them. This is a great way to get those new campers ex-cited about going to camp.
Pray for our Summer Camping Program!
Encourage your congregation to use the Brochure as a prayer list. Take time each day to pray for the campers, staffs, camps and the particular events in session.
Write to your campers
Campers always like to receive mail while at camp. Organize a letter writing activity that will allow campers to get a letter from your local church while at camp.
Follow-up with your campers
Talk to your campers after they return from camp, asking them about their experiences. Give the campers a chance to share this with the whole church, asking them how those experiences affect-ed their lives. Maybe even have a Camp Sunday at the end of summer to celebrate those who attended!
Attend an Open House
Each of our sites will be hosting an Open House where you can see the camp and ask questions about the program.
- Camp Aldersgate | Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Camp Asbury | Sunday, April 16 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Camp Wanake | Saturday, April 29 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Open House Flyer
Summer Camp Jobs Available!
East Ohio Camps are looking for outstanding Christian women and men for summer camp staff positions. Contact the Camps Office, 1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 120, or go to the Staff & Volunteers tab for information and applications.
Camper Payment Log!
A copy of the camper payment log is available in the church packet that was mailed out. Please make copies and submit a payment log each time payment is made from your church. This way we can make sure that the proper campers get credit for payment.
Is the cost of camp stretching the budgets of some folks in your congregation? We encourage your church to do whatever you can through fund-raising or special offerings. You may also contact your District office to see if there are any funds available. If need still exists, a limited amount of campership funds are available from the Conference office.
Rev. Gary Jones
Connectional Ministries Office
Camps & Retreat Ministries/
Spiritual Formation Director
1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 120
Connectional Ministries Office
Camps & Retreat Ministries
1 (800) 831-3972 ext. 108
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